Definition of put someone in mind of in US English:

put someone in mind of


  • Resemble and so cause someone to think of or remember.

    ‘he was a small, well-dressed man who put her in mind of a jockey’
    • ‘He puts me in mind of the banker in Flaubert's ‘L' Education Sentimentale’: a man so habituated to corruption that he would happily pay for the pleasure of selling himself.’
    • ‘I know absolutely nothing about The Delays, except that this is a sturdy piece of lilting power-pop of the classic school, which puts me in mind of The Tourists, The Pretenders, The Bangles and their ilk.’
    • ‘It also puts me in mind of the intro to Bowie's Modern Love - it's those two piano chords, I think.’
    • ‘It puts me in mind of a New Zealander who boxed a young Chinese woman's ears at a metro station because of some slight inconvenience she might have caused him while boarding the train.’
    • ‘During another number she actually descends from the ceiling, angel-like, in a manner that puts me in mind of those nymphs that populate the paintings of pre-Raphaelite artists, only less demure.’
    • ‘But it put me in mind of how essentially childish these office parties are.’
    • ‘Her situation puts me in mind of the hassles I had trying to close my bank account upon leaving the UK (as Meg can attest to), but in a much more hair-tearing and utterly exhausting way.’
    • ‘It puts me in mind of the time when an Australian conservative Prime Minister voted himself out of office.’
    • ‘The phenomenon puts me in mind of that famous Palestinian pastime of coming up with a magical solution to the ‘Palestinian problem’, as though it were a riddle that required a single original answer.’
    • ‘It puts me in mind of when I spent time in Ulster a few years ago.’
    remind of, cause to remember, recall, conjure up, suggest, evoke, summon up, call up
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